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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Aug 12, 2010 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

It's no secret that Jerry liked hymns and folk tunes, and the little melody behind AWBYGN spawned many a great jam in its own right. One of the band's quintessential jams, imo. (6/6/70, 4/29/71... to many to mention)

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 12, 2010 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Yes. The instrumental played at the end of GDTRFB is AWBYG. Is it not? I always thought it were.....

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-09-18.mtx.hansokolow.96139.flac16

Into that Jimi tune that Bob really likes.

I like the earlier versions, but when I did the old mental playback it was this version. I guess this set wore a deep rut on my brain. Dire's too, but that's not news.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 12, 2010 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Dire has a brain?

Holy crap!

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 12, 2010 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Ooh burn! Well played.

If you have not heard "Dirty Deeds Done with Sheep" by the Big Men on Campus, I recommend it.

It's an AC/DC parody.

"Warning signs, electric fences, HIGH VOLTAGE!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCRE9qOgbug

This may be a rerun, but that seems to be theme lately.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 12, 2010 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

I think we are probably all reading way too much into it. The song literally says "Good night" - I think they just thought it was a cool way to end a show, and they were right. They often sang "Another Saturday night" on Saturday nights - they weren't trying to make a mystical point about Saturday, I don't think.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 12, 2010 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Amen.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Aug 12, 2010 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

I never said anything about mysticism. Just pointing out that there were many shows where that melody emerged in the middle of big jams like Alligator and usually kicked off more extended jams. A lot of my favorite shows have AWBYGN jams.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 12, 2010 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Sorry - I wasn't so much replying to your post as to the thread in general at that point, but I guess it read that way, sorry about that.